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Land of extremes – the world’s tallest and smallest men

November 23, 2008

Yesterday we talked about the world’s tallest building, the Burj Tower in Dubai, not yet completed but already standing at over 650 metres, 2,132 feet and believed to be over 800 metres, 2,624 feet, when completed in 2011. Today we bring you the world’s tallest man, Xi Shun stands at 2.361 metres, or 7 feet 8.95 inches, in height.

At the age of 16 he was a regular bloke but then started to grow and grow and grow. He played basket ball when he was younger and jokes that his team always won – can’t say that I’m so surprised. Watch the video below from GuinessWorldRecords.

At the other extreme there is the world’s smallest man – one He Pingping who stands 0.74 metres, or 2 feet 5 inches, in height and weighs just 21 pounds. He runs a restaurant and smokes 30 cigarettes a day. Check out Pingping’s video from LineStarProductions.

It is bizarre to note that both the world’s tallest and the world’s smallest men come from Mongolia – a land of extremes.

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